Nutrient Stewardship

TFI’s Commitment to 4R Nutrient Stewardship

The fertilizer industry supports the sustainable use of its products through the 4R Nutrient Stewardship framework. 4R Nutrient Stewardship – use of the right nutrient source at the right rate, applied at the right time and in the right place – considers the economic, environmental and social aspects of nutrient management and is an essential component of sustainable fertilizer use. The 4R Framework is scalable and is being utilized worldwide in both local and large agricultural systems.

The fertilizer industry supports its farmer customers with products and services to ensure that fertilizers are used sustainably. In 2021, TFI announced an industry-wide commitment to  reaching 70 million U.S. acres under 4R Nutrient Stewardship management by 2030.